Obamacare to get new US appeals court review

New Yorkers in the Bronx borough of New York City sign up for the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, March 31, 2014A US appeals court has agreed to revisit a July ruling that threatened to undermine President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare reform law. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia announced that the full court will review a decision by a panel of three of its judges which several weeks ago disallowed federal subsidies in most US states under Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act law. By a vote of two to one, the appeals court panel said in July that the wording of the law authorizes federal subsidies for only state-run health care “exchanges” — insurance marketplaces where Americans can shop for health care coverage. At present, most health care exchanges are run by federal officials and just 14 are operated by states.

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